The Alexander, A Dolce Hotel, is putting out a call for mixologists - amateur and professional alike - to submit their most original and refreshing drink recipe for a chance to see their creation on the Plat99 cocktail menu. Indiana residents who are over 21 are invited to submit their recipes via The Alexander Hotel's Facebook page, for a chance to win a deluxe overnight stay at The Alexander, a $100 Plat99 gift certificate, and a chance to see their cocktail on the Plat99 menu after it opens in January.
"Plat99 is all about artisan cocktails, created with the best spirits and finest ingredients," said Michael Moros, general manager of The Alexander. "We're looking for people that share our creative spirit, and love to combine various flavors in unexpected ways." Plat99 takes its name from the original city plan created by Alexander Ralston; The Alexander is located on the spot that Ralston deemed "Plat 99."
In addition to the drink recipe, entrants will also submit a photo of their cocktail creation. "We want our cocktails to be a feast for all of the senses, so the visual look of the drink will be an important component," said Moros.
All entries must use at least one of the following Beam Inc. spirits as the basis for the recipe:
- Knob Creek Rye
- Small Batch Bourbon collection (Knob Creek, Basil Hayden's, Baker's and Booker's)
- Pinnacle Vodka (80 proof and flavored vodkas - Whipped, Pineapple, Gummy, Orange Whipped, Chocolate Whipped, Cherry Whipped, Cake and Peach)
- Pinnacle Gin
- Thatcher's Organic Cordials (Yumberry, Blood Orange, Prickly Pear, Apple Spice Ginger, Cucumber, Elderflower, Chipotle and Blueberry)
- DeKuyper Schnapps, Brandies and Liqueurs
- Cruzan Single Barrel Rum
- Cruzan Strawberry Rum
- Sauza Tres Generaciones Tequila
- Sauza Hornitos Plata Tequila
- Effen Cucumber Vodka
- Classic 12 by Canadian Club
- Maker's 46
Entries will be accepted beginning at 9:00 a.m. on November 7, through November 23 at midnight. From November 24 through December 1, visitors to The Alexander's Facebook page can vote on their favorite recipe by "liking" it. The entry with the most "likes" will automatically be entered into the final round. The remaining four finalists will be selected by Alexander staff based on the following criteria: taste appeal of the recipe (30 points); visual appeal of the photo (25 points); and overall creativity (20 points). Full rules and instructions for entry can be found at The Alexander's Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/thealexanderhotelindianapolis, November 7th when the contest goes live. In the mean time, those interested are encouraged to like The Alexander's Facebook page to receive up to the minute information on entries.
The five finalists will compete for the grand prize, as well as a people's choice selection, at a "mix off" event at The Alexander hotel on December 7 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Sylvia ("Sly") Cosmopoulos, corporate mixologist in charge of drink development for Republic National Distributing Company, LLC, will be on-hand to determine the final winner, and the public is invited to come taste the competing creations.
About The Alexander
Scheduled to open in early January 2013, The Alexander is a 209-room contemporary hotel and the centerpiece of Indianapolis's new CityWay neighborhood. With a focus on art, design, environmental sustainability and creative local foods and beverages, The Alexander will bring an element of urban chic to downtown Indianapolis. The Plat99 lounge will feature artisan cocktails developed by expert mixologists, as well as a seasonal menu of small plates made with local, organic and sustainable ingredients and designed to perfectly accompany the cocktails. The Market Dining restaurant concept will showcase locally sourced ingredients and fresh creations. As a member of the International Association of Conference Centers (IACC), The Alexander is also an ideal destination for meetings and events, with state-of-the-art technology built into each meeting room and complete meeting packages available to suit a variety of needs.
The hotel is named for Alexander Ralston, the city planner who laid out the original plan for Indy's downtown in the early 19th century. The Alexander - and all of CityWay - is being developed by Buckingham Companies. For more information about the hotel, visit www.thealexander.com.
About Buckingham Companies
Founded in 1984, Buckingham is a full service, fully integrated real estate company that includes the development, acquisition, management and construction of a wide range of property types including multifamily, student housing and mixed-use communities. Buckingham manages nearly $1 billion of real estate assets for its own account, clients and institutional partners. More than 100 properties consisting of nearly 15 million square feet of property, and additionally 15,000 rental units nationwide comprise the managed portfolio. Additionally, Buckingham Foundation annually supports more than 45 nonprofit and civic organizations through philanthropic outreach in the areas of affordable housing, community and economic development, and arts and culture. For more information, visit www.buckingham-co.com.
CityWay is a dynamic new 14-acre neighborhood in the heart of downtown Indianapolis that encompasses The Alexander Hotel, destination restaurants, a state-of-the-art YMCA, apartments and 40,000 square feet of retail and office space. With a pedestrian-friendly urban design, the mix of public spaces, offices, residential and retail make CityWay an attractive place to work, play and live, and will serve as a catalyst for future development in the surrounding neighborhood. For more information, visit www.cityway.com.
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